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A new addition to the website is the PROJECT 1947 Forum.

Many researchers affiliated with PROJECT 1947 have interests in contemporary UFO research and we hope to showcase these efforts in the Forum area.

The Forum's first contributor is Australian researcher, Bill Chalker, who has provided us with articles demonstrating his wide-ranging interests in all aspects of UFOlogy, especially his longtime efforts in investigating ground trace cases.

One of the best known ground trace cases is the 1966 Tully "saucer nest" found in Queensland, Australia. Bill examines the case in detail with the help of official documents, news accounts and an interview with the primary witness in The 1966 Tully Saucer "Nest" - A Classic UFO Physical Trace Case

Bill's interest in physical trace cases is further highlighted in his personal Account of 'Angel Hair' Observation.

In Australian Aboriginal Culture and Possible UFO Connections, Bill explores possible parallels between aboriginal lore and the modern-day UFO experience.

One view of the UFO phenomenon holds that the governments of the world have accepted the reality of UFOs as vehicles from other planets. Another perspective, based on once-classified official government documents, is that while the subject of UFOs has been taken seriously, their origin and purpose remains a mystery.

In The Ultimate Secret - Fact or Fiction: The Australian Connection, Bill relates stories of Australian close encounters with "Men in Black" and alleged crashed saucer retrievals. The article illustrates some of the vast reservoir of accounts and rumors that exist about governments' involvement with the UFO phenomenon.

Material from government files appears quite tame when compared to the more sensational tales recounted in the first article, but the importance of official documents lies in the fact that they report how responsible officials, military personnel, and otherwise solid citizens have encountered various manifestations of the UFO phenomenon.

Having been allowed unprecedented access to previously restricted Australian government UFO files, Bill is in a unique position to extensively detail officialdom's approach to the "UFO problem" in UFOs "Sub Rosa" Down Under - The Australian Military & Government Role in the UFO Controversy

Bill Chalker welcomes feedback and comments on his articles.


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Aircraft / UFO Encounters Catalogue

Dominique Weinstein, a French researcher based in Paris, continues to compile a unique database of Aircraft / UFO Encounters (ACUFOE).

The main sources for the core of this catalogue consist of his own research and the extensive files of the highly respected 40 year old French UFO journal, Lumières Dans La Nuit

ACUFOE is an ongoing project. Dominique continues to consult numerous publications, official records, and private files. Researchers in France and other countries have contributed additional cases from around the world. As this work is constantly being updated, he welcomes additional cases, further information on cases currently in the catalogue, and cases found to be mistakes, hoaxes or IFOs.

The latest ACUFOE catalogue update will soon be offered to the public. The PROJECT 1947 Web Site is proud to host a small sample of Dominique Weinstein's catalogue.


Aircraft / UFO Encounters Prior to 1942

Jan Aldrich lists some pre-1942 Aircraft / UFO Encounters


British UFO researcher and author Paul Fuller has compiled some interesting ground trace cases from Ted Phillips' Physical Trace Catalogue


The shape and performance characteristics of UFOs are many and varied. In Close Encounters with Unknown Missiles, respected Swedish researchers Clas Svahn and Anders Liljegren of the Archives for UFO research (AFU), document some mysterious and possibly fatal incidents between aircraft and unidentified missile-like objects.


The PROJECT 1947 Notice Board.

To aid PROJECT 1947 listmembers in their current research efforts, a publically accessible 'Notice Board' now contains details of requests for information.

Several new entries have been added to the 'Notice Board' which include details of a new study into the abduction phenomenon, new works-in-progress on UFO research in the 1950s, and a request for information on a highly-placed civilian engineer who worked on the USAF's Project Sign.

Research is a gift economy. The more we contribute the more we all get back. Please check the 'Notice Board' regularly and contact the researchers listed if you can help.


All catalogues are now accessible from the Catalogues page.


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The LunaScan Project (TLP) is an EBTI (Earth-Based Telescopic Imaging) program using live CCD imaging technology to observe, document, and record LTPs (Lunar Transient Phenomena)

Encompassing various aspects of Lunar imagery, including attempts to re-image areas allegedly containing "anomalous" structures, LunaScan is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in astronomy and selenology.

The LunaScan co-ordinator, Francis Ridge, has limited copies of his book Regional Encounters: The FC Files available. Taken from the files of the UFO Filter Centre, the book contains a "chronological report of special close encounter events" incorporated into Fran's personal investigations.


Mark Cashman has added new cases and articles to his UFO page. Always worth a look.


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fortbook.jpg Limited copies of Charles Fort, The Fortean Society & Unidentified Flying Objects are still available. (114 pp.)

Written and published by noted UFO historian Loren Gross, this book is subtitled "A survey of the unidentified flying object mystery from August, 1895, to August, 1947," and contains a detailed historical overview of UFOs/UAPs, with an emphasis on Charles Fort and other Fortean luminaries such as Tiffany Thayer and R. DeWitt Miller.

Combining a history of Fortean researchers with newspaper accounts of early UFO reports, Loren Gross provides a richly detailed overview of the phenomenon, and a look at researchers like Charles Fort who chose the "little trodden paths" in their journey through the mysterious and unexplored landscape.

Copies are just (US)$6.00 (including p&h), and available from:

Mr. Jan Aldrich
P. O. Box 391
Canterbury, CT 06331
U.S.A

E-mail Jan Aldrich for more details.


Larry Hatch has just released the latest version (November, 1997) of his *U* UFO Database for IBM-PC compatibles.

*UDEMO*, a limited demonstration version of the *U* UFO Database, is now available.

*U* was first introduced in October, 1994, and allowed the rapid searching and cross-referencing of many UFO reports. This revision now contains in excess of 16,200 high quality sightings.

The latest version contains many new features and improvements:

  • NEW STATISTICS Functions have been added.
  • NEW MAP FUNCTIONS.
  • ASTRONOMICAL FEATURES. (Plots positions of planets at the time of UFO sightings).
  • NEW SEARCH PATHs added.
  • RECORDS "TAGGING" to set aside special cases.
  • Pop-up REFERENCES WINDOW. (see all the sources by number)
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  • ABBREVIATIONS LOOKUP in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese!
  • SPEED ARRAY loads into memory to speed up lengthy operations
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  • New UTILITIES MENU consolidates all routines into a single .EXE file. and much more.
  • The *UDemo* version is limited to UFO reports from 1952-53 but is otherwise fully functional.

    Ordering and operating details are contained in the *UDEMO* file which can be downloaded here.


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